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Old June 27th, 2005, 01:37 PM
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Question Sand ladders

Is there anything else out there that can be used insted of those bulky
Sand ladder's !?
They don't fit on my Roofrack and I don't just want them flying around
in the back of my Rover...
Any info or suggestions would be great.. thanks.
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Old June 27th, 2005, 01:46 PM
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Used for what?
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Old June 27th, 2005, 01:48 PM
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Hey Christine, are they only for use in sand and mud? Or will you be bridging with them also? I have seen people use floor mats to get out of sand, I guess anything you throw under the tire will help get you up out of the sand.

But here is some info from the FAQ

http://www.defendersource.com/faq/To...ecov.html#Mats
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Old June 27th, 2005, 01:52 PM
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just to get out of the sand /mud if needed....
nothing more than that
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Old June 27th, 2005, 01:58 PM
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A winch or even better a good buddy and a tug strap are worth way more then sand ladders. But I think I once saw in a Land Rover Mag where a guy replaced his rear door with 2 sand ladders. And when stuck he just pulled them out of the door frame layed them down and went on his way.
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Old June 27th, 2005, 02:27 PM
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just to get out of the sand /mud if needed....
nothing more than that
Hey we're just trying to help. I do not have lots and lots of experience with sand, but I have taken a nearly stock Disco down the coast of the Baja in the sand and never needed sand ladders. As Mike implied, sand ladders are about the last mod you practically need to do. If your truck is still like it looks in your avatar, you should focus on tires/winch/rip off those side steps (do this first!) / rock sliders/protection first. There are plenty of stock or nearly stock trucks running plenty fun trails, too. Joining a club is worth more than having stuff you don't know how to use and trying to wheel by yourself.
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http://www.recycledtiremats.com

Here is a potential option, a bit heavier but cheaper and easier to store. t might just do the job for you. The 14"x48" size would be a good start for vehicle recovery work, but there are a lot of options if you want bigger or smaller. I've seen these mats and other recycled tire products before, they really are as durable as claimed.

The only reason the more common type sand ladders are so popular is because the original military used ones were nothing but pierced steel matting normally used for making runways. It was cheap and plentiful in scrap yards, so people used it and it became the norm.

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Old June 27th, 2005, 05:31 PM
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Great tip Hans. I have used many things to throw under my tires when stuck in sand and mud (branches, rocks, deflated air mattresses, sand ladders (too bulky), mothers-in-law (too loud)), but I might try those mats. Christine, Mike and Dave have great points. Those ladders really are not all that versatile so I'd try almost any other option such as the ones they noted. I have really gotten myself planted and, not having the money for a winch, just had to dig myself out. Now that I am older and wiser, and not quite so fond of being covered in muck or baked on hot desert sand, I'd sure find a way to invest in a winch and/or go out with at least one other vehicle.
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you already have what you need for mud,a land rover, 3rd low and BOOT IT
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I have a set of waffles and have tried them on ALL terrains possible...not too impressed, other than bridging...
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